Ilsley in the Press: Ilsley Library makeover options range to $23M

John Flowers

Addison Independent

January 12, 2023

The four leading scenarios for upgrading Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library to meet community expectations could run from $5.5 million to $23 million, according to a professional estimator.

Ilsley officials on Monday brought these very preliminary numbers to the Middlebury selectboard, which will have the final say on which library makeover option is offered to the public. After years of planning, library advocates are in the home stretch of combining their research with public input on a plan they hope will correct the many deficiencies in the 99-year-old Ilsley building at 75 Main St.

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